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Today in U.S. Naval History: July 10

July 10, 2013

USS Houston photographed during the early or middle 1930s. (U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.)

USS Houston photographed during the early or middle 1930s. (U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.)

Today in U.S. Naval History - July 10

1934 - USS Houston takes Franklin Delano Roosevelt on first visit of U.S. President to South America.

1943 - Naval gunfire help Allied troops land on Sicily. It was first extensive use of LST's and smaller landing craft to deliver heavy equipment over the beach.

1945 - 14 carriers from Third Fleet carriers begin air strikes on Japanese Home Islands which end August 15.

For more information about naval history, visit the Naval Historical Center website at history.navy.mil.
 



 
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